York City's fans and first-team football make Sam Sanders turn down Nottingham Forest contract

Defender Sam Sanders has rejected a new Nottingham Forest contract to make his loan move to York City permanent.

The 20-year-old was part of the team which won promotion to the Conference via the play-offs last season, and it made enough of an impression for him to sign a two-year contract.

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“The fans here are unbelievable, you see the attendance week in, week out and in the play-offs you are breaking records – they get behind you every step of the way," said Sanders.

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“It’s a no brainer (to sign) in the National League with (the chance of) first-team football. You look at (the division) nowadays, there are some massive teams and York being one of them.”

Forest also won promotion last summer, to the Premier League.